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The Grand, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District.  However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies

February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.

The food court at 401 Park, in Boston. Photo: c Connie Zhou

The food court at 401 Park, in Boston. Photo: © Connie Zhou


Developer Samuels & Associates asked Elkus Manfredi Architects to reimagine the former Sear...

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Download a PDF of all 2020 Giants 400 Rankings from Building Design+Construction magazine

Pictured: Arlington (Va.) Public Schools Heights Building Photo by Jim Tetro, courtesy Gilbane


December 16, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

This 70-page PDF features AEC firm rankings across 51 building sectors, disciplines, and specia...

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Lowe's is leasing and building distribution and fulfillment centers to support both its stores across the country and its burgeoning ecommerce business. Image: Spectrum News 1 (North Carolina

November 09, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The retail giant will also open four more bulk warehouses, including a 1.2-million-sf DC in Ala...

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2020 GIANTS 400 REPORT landing page Washington College_Semans Griswold Environmental Hall, Ayers Saint Gross

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, designed by Ayers Saint Gross, is home to Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and commands a picturesque site on the Chester River. The river is a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive experience in support of the building’s programs in environmental science and sustainability. Photo courtesy Ayers Saint Gross


August 28, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The 2020 Giants 400 Report features more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and speci...

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Additive manufacturing goes mainstream in the industrial sector

Image by ZMorph3D from Pixabay


September 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More manufacturers now include this production process in their factories.

Top Industrial Sector Construction Firms DPR Construction Gresham - LG Appliance

Most warehouses in the U.S. are still single-story buildings on vast land tracts. Gresham Smith helped get the 1.2-million-sf LG Electronics’ washing machine manufacturing plant back on schedule—after a five-month delay—to where production for Phase 1 commenced last October. Gresham Smith created the four-phase master plan for this plant, which will sit on 309 acres in Clarksville, Tenn., as well as the engineering. DPR Construction was the GC. Phase 1 had its grand opening on May 29. The $360 million facility hired 550 employees and expects that number to rise to 700. Photo: DPR Construction


September 11, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Fluor, Clayco, Jacobs, ARCO, and Gray Construction top the rankings of the nation's largest indus...

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Top 85 Industrial Sector Engineering Firms for 2019

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September 11, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Fluor, IPS, CRB, and SSOE head the rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector eng...

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Top 70 Industrial Sector Architecture Firms for 2019

Order fulfillment, spurred by ecommerce, is transforming warehouses and distribution centers. Target recently commissioned Leo A Daly to convert one quarter of the space in five of its larger distribution centers—including this 470,000-sf food distribution center in Lake City, Fla.—to accommodate fulfillment functions. Photo courtesy Leo A Daly


September 09, 2019 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Stantec, Ware Malcomb, FSB, and Macgregor Associates top the rankings of the nation's larg...

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2019 Industrial Sector Giants Report Leo A Daly - Dollar Gen

Automation, including vertical lift modules, carousel systems, and automated storage and retrieval, is widely used by retailers such as Dollar General, whose facility in Janesville, Wis., is shown here. Photo courtesy Leo A Daly


September 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This and more industrial building sector trends from Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 3...

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Another well-known retailer files for bankruptcy: Here's the solution to more empty anchor stores

A robust click-and-collect facility would allow customers, as well as third-party delivery vendors, faster access to merchandise. Rendering: NELSON


September 06, 2019 | Eric Arter, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Mixed-Use Studio Leader, NELSON Worldwide

Where can you find the future of retail? At the intersection of experience and instant gratificat...

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An aerial rendering of Publix's distribution campus in North Carolina, which is scheduled to be completed by early 2022. Image: LEO A DALY

July 26, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

LEO A DALY will provide the architecture and engineering services.

Amazon's fulfillment centers use robots, made by its Amazon Robotics division, that scoot under bins of merchandise to move them to its warehouse workers. Image: Amazon via YouTube 

January 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More warehouse operators and retailers are supplementing their workforces with AI-informed machin...

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Ware Malcomb's multistory warehouse prototype

Ware Malcomb's multistory warehouse facility prototype creates a "warehouse on top of a warehouse" to increase leasable space without sacrificing functionality. Image: Ware Malcomb.

August 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Multistory industrial buildings provide the best chance at keeping up with the rapid growth of e-...

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An aerial view, taken this week, of the three buildings under construction that will comprise the Pacific Vista Commercial Center in Carlsbad, Calif. This Center is scheduled to start operating this fall. Image: Ryan Companies

July 11, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Ryan Companies project in southern California is being built to meet its city’s rigorous green...

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Interior of the GrowNYC multifunctional area

Photo: AGP Amanda Gentle Photography

August 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

GrowNYC, a sustainability-focused nonprofit, commissioned ORE Design to create the community even...

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Bridge near Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach in Southern California has engaged in terminal expansions and other infrastructure improvements to handle larger ships coming from Asia and retain its position as one of the America's top ports. Image: Pixabay

August 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But land constraints around the terminals are pushing asset prices and rents to new highs.

A rendering of the exterior of Ridge Development's forthcoming speculative industrial building

Rendering courtesy of Ridge 

July 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The buildings will total 686,300 sf, with each building accounting for 343,150 sf.

Pixabay Public Domain

April 13, 2017 | Daid Malone, Associate Editor

Three new states creep into the top 10 while first and second place remain unchanged.

Report finds that e-commerce and new tech is changing warehouses

Photo: Seika/Creative Commons.

May 19, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Companies are integrating new technology and planning to build new warehouses in order to serve c...

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Photo: Lizzielaroo Wikimedia commons

March 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As online shopping becomes more popular, many retailers are rushing to build big box warehouses t...

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Cushman & Wakefield is bullish on U.S. economy and its property markets

Despite a projected slowing in manufacturing activity, warehouse distribution should continue to be a shining light in the nonresidential sector, for builders and investors alike. Image: Pixabay

February 09, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Sees positive signs for construction and investment growth in warehouses, offices, and retail


Photo: Pixabay

January 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CDM Research finds only a few positive signs among the leading sectors.

Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
January 14, 2016 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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Consensus Construction Forecast: Double-digit growth expected for commercial sector in 2015, 2016

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July 29, 2015 | AIA

Despite the adverse weather conditions that curtailed design and construction activity in the fir...

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Can you make a new building as cool as a warehouse?

Image: Pixabay

June 01, 2015 | Robert Benson

Just as we looked at that boarded up warehouse and thought it could be something other, office to...

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Construction site updates from the new $100 billion Saudi Arabian city

The city constructed from scratch off the Red Sea coast will give its port access to the Suez Canal, reflecting the government’s attempt to diversify its oil-dependent economy by focusing more in its shipping industry. Rendering courtesy of the King Abdullah Economic City.

April 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The new King Abdullah Economic City was conceived to diversify the kingdom's oil-dependent econom...

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Census Bureau: Capital spending by U.S. businesses increased 4.5%

The headquarters of Adobe Systems in downtown San Jose, Calif. Photo: Coolcaesar via Wikimedia Commons

February 06, 2015 | U.S. Census Bureau

Of the 19 industry sectors covered in the report, only one had a statistically significant year-t...

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Designs for self storage in one of Miami’s party hot spots

Curbed calls the design "a chunk of the Fountainbleu" stuck on Alton Road. Renderings: courtesy Gutierrez & Lozano

February 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The plans by architect Gutierrez & Lozano are of a sleek, boutique-looking, 22,500-sf facilit...

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Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons
January 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging,...

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